JasminePioneer Perfume started out as the place where I share stories from home perfuming and from my travels in the Pacific Northwest. Travel and scent, after all, are natural companions. But I realized in 2015 that scent had changed me so much that I now looked at it as part of my overall goal: To inhale the life around me.

That’s what I’m doing now — sharing the stories about inhaling life and stopping to reflect on the things that make me hold my breath.

This blog, while digital, is a giant F-U to the tyranny of the visual world, a handbook for living in all 5 senses in the digital age.

Where else you can find me

TubWhen I am not traveling by nose, I am a magazine writer who contributes to Sunset, Portland Monthly, Publishers Weekly, AAA Via and others.

My story on Competitive Live-Action Oregon Trail has been shared 5,000 times on Facebook.

I am also a food columnist for the Los Angeles-based journalist’s collective Zester Daily.

You might also know me (or not! 🙂  as the writer of the beloved Statesman-Journal Column Desperately Seeking Salem or from my work with the Oregon Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

I live in McMinnville, Ore. with my bonsai-sculpting, guitar-playing, fire poi-spinning husband and our two sons.

emilygrosvenor [at] gmail.com


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Foundry Literary + Media
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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Max Marbles says:

    My great grand pappy, who came to Oregon in 1846, used to say, “They’d never have stopped us had they not put an ocean out there.” Meaning, I think, Oregon’s just a stopover for a pioneer spirit. You know you’re all right, you’re on the trail and ya gotta keep movin’.


  2. Julie Johnson says:

    How have we not run into each other? I live in McMinnville (I moved back to Oregon five years ago after a 14-year absence), am a writer by trade and love Argyle and R. Stuart (among others). I ran into your blog looking for a way to make mint oil using the great bounty I have growing in a pot in my yard. So glad to have another writer so close.

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    • Emily Grosvenor says:

      I don’t know! You should connect with people at the next Terroir festival, happens every April. There’s a lot of writers in town and I am slowly meeting them all! Thanks for connecting here!


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